When Clyde Richard Cochran was born on 9 January 1929, in Swain, North Carolina, United States, his father, Gola Pink Cochran, was 23 and his mother, Selma Ivalee Blanton, was 24. He lived in Charleston Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 September 2013, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84.
Scottish (Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire): habitational name from the lands of Cochrane in the parish of Paisley, near Glasgow. The placename is of uncertain derivation, perhaps from Welsh coch ‘red’, although this etymology is not supported by the early spelling Coueran.